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VISTA, Calif., – April 19, 2011 – BEI Kimco Magnetics, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., recently met the challenging generator requirements in a railroad train signaling application. The generator is used to supply power to a remote brake health monitoring system.

Key to the product’s design specification was a generator that could deliver a continuous voltage output of 40VDC Volts DC at a speed of 10,000 rpm. Additionally, the generator needed to be extremely reliable and durable to withstand the consistently high shock and vibration levels typical of a railcar environment.

To meet these requirements, BEI Kimco developed the DIH18-21-BBNA Brushless Generator, measuring 1.8” in diameter and 2.1” in axial length. The generator met the requirements to provide a constant output of 40VDC at speeds of 11,000 rpm. For improved reliability and longevity, the generator incorporated patented bearing suspension technology to absorb the relentless vibration and intense shock associated with the application. The uniquely robust “one piece” housing was designed to eliminate vulnerable attachment points. Similar technology has also been used successfully as a noise reduction feature in medical applications requiring low acoustical noise levels.

Following product development, the generator was put through a series of demanding vibration and reliability qualification test protocol. “The successful completion of the tests is a testament to the robustness of the BEI design,” says Walter Smith, Application Engineer.

For further information contact, BEI Kimco Magnetics, 2470 Coral Street, Bldg. D, Vista, CA 92081-8430, USA, Tel: (760) 597-7042; Toll-free: (800) 572-7560; Fax: (760) 597-6320;

  About BEI Kimco Magnetics:
BEI Kimco Magnetics is a brand of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). BEI Kimco Magnetics was founded in 1974 and is a leading manufacturer of high speed, fractional horsepower brushless bldc motors, voice coil actuators, smart voice coil actuators and bldc motor controllers for the Transportation, Industrial, and Aerospace & Defense markets. These products are used across a wide range of applications including medical and scientific, factory and office automation, optics, semiconductor/electronics, military, aviation, space systems, and security. Kimco merges leading-edge capabilities and cost-effective manufacturing know-how with highly customized applications expertise.
  About Custom Sensors & Technologies:
Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is a specialist in sensing, control and motion products.  Through its brands, BEI Kimco, BEI Sensors, BEI PSSC, Crouzet, Crydom, Kavlico, Newall and Systron Donner Inertial, CST offers customizable, reliable and efficient components for mission-critical systems in Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Energy & Infrastructures, Commercial & Industrial OEMs, Medical, Food and Beverage and Building Management markets.  Focused on premium value offers and committed to excellence, CST, with more than 4,300 employees worldwide and sales of $571M US in 2010, is the dependable and adaptable partner for the most demanding customers .



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